are you concerned with too much scrunching near the shoulders and arms?
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Styleforum Top Pickspost #22307 of 253526/18/13 at 10:35ampost #22308 of 253526/18/13 at 10:35ampost #22309 of 253526/18/13 at 10:37ampost #22310 of 253526/18/13 at 10:38ampost #22311 of 253526/18/13 at 10:38amQuote:
The collar fits nicely. I was just bothered by the excess scrunching. I just didn't want to size up on the collar since that entails having a larger chest measurement.post #22312 of 253526/18/13 at 10:40amQuote:
Shirts aren't supposed to look like they were shrink wrapped onto you. That looks like a very good fit for OTR. Maybe ideally you'd get smaller shoulders, but that's not bad.
Can't comment on the neck size as Mimo said.post #22313 of 253526/18/13 at 10:45amQuote:
Is it the jacket or the unbottoned shirt? Or Both?post #22314 of 253526/18/13 at 10:55am
I'm glad you're not a sensitive type, KC!
The thing is, this part of the forum is "Classic Menswear", so we tend to go for a more formal, traditional, composed look. There are a couple of "crossover" threads, but really, you might be better looking at the "Streetwear and Denim" side if that's your style. However, as I personally consider that side of the forum to be desperately inferior and wish only the best for you, I will say this:
The shirt you're wearing is basically a dress shirt. It's not great in this casual context. Also, don't undo all those buttons. If you want a proper shirt for casual purposes, maybe choose something a little heavier, perhaps with a button down collar. In my personal opinion, that's the sharpest collar to have if you're not going to wear a tie, as it keeps its shape when unfastened.
The jacket is...ordinary. I don't especially like it, but neither is it particularly offensive. And (this is a personal thing, I appreciate that the current fashion is in your favour), I don't like tight, low-rise chino trousers. But as you're young, slim and have them, I'm sure you can work it out.
So, get a better casual shirt. Only undo one button. Wear a belt - perhaps some sort of woven leather, but something of quality. And don't put your hand in your pocket - in those flat, low rise trousers, there's no room and it pulls your fly open. Which is not nice, especially as you appear to be standing in a public toilet. And shoes? Try a suede half-brogued oxford for a more grown up kind of casual. Or maybe a chukka boot, even a monk. If you give a budget and any other personal preferences, we can give you some specific ideas.
Anyway, good luck, keep reading, and stay on this side of the forum. It will make a (better) gentleman of you. ;)
P.S. What on earth is that watch? It's very...shiny. And not necessarily in a good way. Consider.post #22315 of 253526/18/13 at 11:02amQuote:
Would you consider this a better fit? 15/32, but a different brand.post #22316 of 253526/18/13 at 12:51pmpost #22317 of 253526/18/13 at 5:43pmQuote:Originally Posted by cptjeff
Ties are unpredictable, which is why you're told to test on an inconspicuous spot first, and why a professional job (tiecrafters gets good recs around here) is really the only even close to sure thing. It's not a sign of a bad tie, but you may have ruined it depending on how noticeable the damage is.
Thanks for the info. I will be more cautious with my stained ties in the future.post #22318 of 253526/18/13 at 10:06pm
For a couple years I've been looking for a pair of black shoes to replace my hideous and beat all to hell Mercanti Fiorentini lace ups the ex bought when she worked for DSW. I work in IT and for the last three years have worked exclusively from home. The only time I need to wear a suit is for funerals, weddings, and job interviews.
So, I *need* a pair of black shoes. At one level, this is something that takes no thought, buy an AE PA or Strand in black, except that I hate how they both look. I have several pairs of AE shoes [Norwich, Kenilworth, and Berkshire] all in some shade of brown. I'm considering the Flatiron, however, for the same price, I could buy the Kent Wang plain toe balmoral and it looks about ten thousand percent nicer.
The real problem is that I'm looking for a do it all black shoe. I see that the AE Clifton is on sale at Nordstrom right now for $200 and that's probably what I should do, but I just don't love the cap toe shoe.
Anyway, I guess the question is what other quality shoe manufacturers should I be considering?post #22319 of 253526/18/13 at 10:49pmThanks Mimo and CPT for the pocket square advice!
What are peoples thoughts on loafers such as these?
Does anyone know of any good quality similar loafers? I think that last is probably a little narrow for my feet.
Thanks!post #22320 of 253526/18/13 at 11:17pmhello this is my first post. I'm a noob in the market for a blue suit and I picked up a Saks Main labeled one from Off 5th for 240 down from 1000. the label says "212" and it's a cotton wool blend, fused construction, made in Jordan. Is this an abomination that should be burned at the stake or a reasonable price for a fun suit?
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Thanks for the help!
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